Dr. Richard S. Covington, DO

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 62

Carolina Health Specialists
945 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Dr. Covington's Offices

Carolina Health Specialists
82nd Parkway Medical Complex
945 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Dr. Covington's Experience

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Dr. Covington's Care Philosophy

Dr. Covington's Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Dr. Covington Performs

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Physical Examination

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Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center
809 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

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    Carolina Health Specialists
    82nd Parkway Medical Complex
    945 82nd Pkwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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    (843) 353-0623
    Existing Patient:
    (843) 497-5929
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  2. Dr. Covington's Experience

    Dr. Covington's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Family Medicine
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    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Physical Examination
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    • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
    • Anxiety
    • Asthma
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Emphysema
    • Fracture
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Injuries
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Otitis Media
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Pneumonia
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sleep Apnea
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    Background Check for Dr. Covington

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 1988

    Internship Hospital

    N/A
    Complete in 1988

    Fellowship Hospital

    N/A
    Complete in 1992

    Undergraduate Schools

    Wofford College
    Graduated in 1976

    Other Education

    N/A
    Complete in 1992
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Covington & Staff

    • English
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  3. Dr. Covington's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    • 15 responses
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    2.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Myrtle Beach, SC |

    Spent a lot of time explaining things, warm and friendly, prompt, filled all my prescriptions right away, ordered all of my annual preventative exams, blood work, screenings the same day at my request for convenience. Seriously, the best Dr. appt. I have ever had. So much so, I remember telling the receptionist how wonderful the whole experience was when I checked out.

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